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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds' started by Gleaver, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. Jun 2, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    Gleaver

    Gleaver [OP] Active Member

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    mickey thompson classic locks 17x9,Toytec Ultimate Lift,custom interior,full system, tinted windows, flowmaster exhaust,CAI,bed rug
    Hey guys. Since I last posted I have made some considerable changes to my Taco. Although I haven't been very active on this site in the last year I have always checked in to see what and how mods. have been completed. It has been a huge help since I have done everything myself, so for that I thank you. I couldn't stand looking at some of your trucks without pooring money into my own to make it comparable. I am really happy with how it is turning out and any helpful suggestions are greatly appreciated. I am also not very handy on posting pictures directly onto the page without making them an attachment so some help there would be appreciated. I will try and attach pictures in order as I go.

    Last time I posted my truck looked something like this[​IMG]

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  2. Jun 2, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    Gleaver

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    My truck has undergone many changes since then so I will try and list my modifications in the order that I completed them. First thing I did was upgrade the sound. I purchased two 12" alpine type S shallow mount subs. I used my Alpine 4 way speaker amp and my Sony 1200 watt bass amp. I installed Alpine type S speakers all the way around. And by the way, buying that speaker adapter kit from tacotunes for the 6" x 9"s in front is a bit ridiculous IMO. I made the adapters and direct wired my speakers, easy way to save 120 bucks.

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  3. Jun 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    Gleaver

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    I decided to build my own box which was a significant undertaking, but I loved doing it. I took my time with it and I am really happy with the outcome. It was a very detail oriented process. I sealed the entire inside of the box multiple times to ensure an air tight fit.

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  4. Jun 2, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    Gleaver

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    mickey thompson classic locks 17x9,Toytec Ultimate Lift,custom interior,full system, tinted windows, flowmaster exhaust,CAI,bed rug
    After making a few adjustements to both my box and the truck I got a perfect fit (much to my relief). Next was wiring it all up, which is not easy in the confines of our Tacos.

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  5. Jun 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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    Gleaver

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    At some point throughout the next 5 months I took off my side steps, bull bar and KC lights. After browsing the forum for a bit I decided I liked the look of the lights behind the grill. I saw some lights on here that had some red on them and I liked the look of that so I went ahead and modified my KC's. I forget who had the write up on making this light bracket but I did it your way and it came out great so thank you. I also put some aftermarket headlights in a few months ago.

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  6. Jun 2, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Day Cowboy

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    AFE Pro Dry Air Filter, Toytec Ultimate 3' Lift, LR UCAs, WeatherTech Floorliners, Wet Okole Seat Covers
    Everything looks great so far!
     
  7. Jun 2, 2012 at 9:19 PM
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    Gleaver

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    My most recent modification is the instalation of my Toytec Ultimate Lift. I once again did this myself and I enjoyed the longg process of doing so. I previously had blocks in front and back. I decided to leave my 1" block in the back along with my new AAL and Bil. 1500. I didn't get new UCA's but I painted the stock UCA's to get an aftermarket look. (new uca's are in the future). I will get some better pictures of my truck tomorrow so you guys can get a look.

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  8. Jun 2, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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    Gleaver

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    Thanks buddy! This posting stuff is exhausting ha. I just got a set of T-Rex eyelids in the mail the other day. Getting my color mixed up at Napa and installing them soon. I think they will be a nice edition to my truck seeing as it looks a little angry already. I will post a few more mods. tomorrow.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    Gleaver

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    Has anyone seen guys with black tacos do anything with their front valence?
     
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